Losing my Religion (short) (2014)

Everything begins as a regular day at the library for two students until they find that those surrounding them are more enraptured in their gadgets than reality. Ditzy makes the choice to exit swiftly, not being able to blend into this world, while Mickey on the other hand, uses the vulnerable ones to his playful advantage. Yet things go awry when the tables are turned…

English Title: Losing my Religion
Length: 5 minutes
Format: 1080p
Location: Quebec, Canada
Dates of Production: February 15, 2012-April 10, 2014

Director: Karina Lafayette (credited as Karina Licursi)

Cast

Ditzy ……………………………………………Sarah Paps

Mickey …………………………………………..Okhan Orhan

Yelling Student …………………………………..Zach Brown

Confused …………………………………………Maika Duperval

Delirium …………………………………………Cong Le

Dazed …………………………………………..Julian Wolfe

Director’s Notes: Inspired by the Allegory of the Cave by Plato, ‘Losing my Religion’ depicts characters that do not know any world beyond that of technology. The character Ditzy, on the other hand, has a hard time assimilating to this world, which is why the colour of her dress remains the same despite everything around her gradually fading into black and white. Other influences for the concept of this short are the films ‘Pleasantville‘ and ‘Pink Floyd The Wall‘, and the novel ‘Frankenstein’ by Mary Shelley, which is said to be inspired from Rousseau’s idea that man is happiest in nature and becomes corrupt upon entering society.